Sam (Sammy)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Fort Worth Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Sam (Sammy)  dead elephant


SSP nr134


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1989-11-10
Death reason: anesthesia:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Fort Worth Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1986-03-20Fort Worth Zoo
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

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History of updates2010-09-23: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sam (Sammy) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1989-11-10 at Fort Worth Zoo, in United States, .


Sam (Sammy) was born wild 1967.

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Semen was collected from Sammy, but only under anesthesia.
He finally died during one episode.

1987: Killed senior elephant keeper Michael A. Bell.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sam (Sammy), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Fort Worth Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley

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